Deputy Chief, MTAPD (Ret)
Culhane Associates, LLC, & (Panama Liaison)
LIFT is a non-for-profit economic development organization working with the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR®) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). LIFT serves as NYSTAR’s designated Regional Technology Development Center for Long Island and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country.
LIFT has an industry-driven initiative structure, providing Long Island businesses with networking opportunities, access to enabling technologies, hands-on assistance and a wide range of programs directed at creating an environment for innovation, lowering the cost of operations and increasing growth, focused on creating Long Island’s future. They partner with local companies, organizations, Universities and the National Laboratory Systems.
LIFT supports the defense and aerospace, medical device and healthcare, homeland security, energy, information technology and manufacturing clusters of the Long Island economy.